Fremantle promotes Us

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Fremantle International has announced the promotion of Amac Us to SVP Distribution and Sales, Middle East, Africa and South Eastern Europe.

Since joining Fremantle in 2015, Us has continued to be integral to the company’s finished tape business. Based in Dubai, UAE, the promotion will see the executive now expand his remit to both scripted and non-scripted format sales in Turkey.

He has recently orchestrated notable deals including bringing a local Turkish adaption of the iconic Supermarket Sweep to free to air channel Star TV. Produced by Global Produksiyon the gameshow format premiered on July 26th, fronted by comedian Ufuk Ozkan with an initial order of 60 episodes.

Also in Turkey, Acun Medya have licensed comedy format Man Stroke Woman for SVoD service Exxen. With an order of 12 episodes this Turkish version will be written and directed by Comedian Hasan Can Kaya who recently signed an exclusive talent deal with Exxen. Production is set to begin later this summer.

Anahita Kheder, EVP EMEA, Formats & Licensing, International, said: “Amac continues to excel at his role in Fremantle and this promotion is in recognition of his incredible and relentless efforts over the years in very challenging times and markets. He’s a tenacious deal maker, fantastic at building and fostering relationships, and a great team player.”

Us added: “It’s been a great joy and privilege being part of the Fremantle family over the past six years and being able to develop as an individual and work with a multi-genre catalogue with such breadth and depth. I look forward to taking on new responsibilities and further strengthening our presence in the Turkish market.”


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